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Confucianism -> Mengzi -> Gaozi II -> 25.2

:「Mencius replied, 'No.
It is said in the Book of History,
"In presenting an offering to a superior, most depends on the demonstrations of respect.
If those demonstrations are not equal to the things offeredred, we say there is no offering,
。』that is, there is no act of the will presenting the offering."
This is because the things so offered do not constitute an offering to a superior.

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